The closest friend and next door neighbor of Dr . Stevens was Jim Corbett (the famous hunter and conservationist of the kumaun hills in india) , and vice-versa. The point is amply proven to be correct as the only other existing British bungalow in the vicinity is the 'gurney house' the house of Jim Corbett. Dr. Stevens and Jim Corbett were not only neighbors and closest friends but also shared their love of the outdoors and a passion for game.
Jim Corbett's house 'The Gurney House' is just below Emily Lodge and can be seen clearly from the garden. Some of the trophies that adorn Emily Lodge were given to the doc by Jim himself.
Today the best part about this place is that it is cradled in a dense oak thicket, pristine oak trees that have never been cut and thick jungles surround the house and you would never know that town was just ten minutes away. Beautiful paths cut across the forest, and you can to this day see barking deers known as kakar, scampering about, the sudden flutter of wings as a bunch of kaleej pheasant take flight and the shuffling of the peora.
Emiily Lodge has been renovated and converted into a boutique style hotel by Mrs. Rewah who is an interior designer and also the present day proprietor of Emiily Lodge. Mrs Rewah has taken every care to look into the modern comforts of city living while retaining the British grandeur of Emiily Lodge, overall it is an optimum mix of the old and the new.